Arnprior (pop. 7,158)

Arnprior, aka "the Prior", is the gateway to tourism in the Upper Ottawa Valley, a town in Renfrew County, in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is located at the mouth of the Madawaska River, as it enters the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley. The town is a namesake of Arnprior, Scotland, and is known for lumber, hydro power generation, aerospace, farming and its proximity to the national capital region.

Arnprior offers year round recreation & leisure activities for residents and visitors alike.

History & Culture

Arnprior & District Museum

Adult $3 | Family $8 | Student & Seniors $1.50 | Children under 8 are free . The Museum is open by appointment from Sept. to May.

The Arnprior & District Museum is situated in the former Post Office built in 1896. Based on a design by Thomas Fuller, who was the architect of the original Parliament Buildings in Ottawa (c. 1860), it was saved from demolition by the generosity of David and Jessie Gillies in the early 1960s. This designated building is now recognized as the symbol of the Town of Arnprior.

The Museum houses a great collection of artifacts and photographs that you can peruse at your leisure. Come and see the new Kenwood Mills exhibit, the 1928 fire engine, scenes of early 20th century domestic life, Charles Macnamara, our own ever-changing lumber exhibit, the museum's tribute to the Lair McNab and our most recent acquisitions which include an early 19th century canon and a major new building.

35 Madawaska St., Arnprior, ON K7S 1R6

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